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Joint Program (3+1+1) in Computing

Dalhousie University and Zhejiang University of Technology

Overview

A student who successfully completes this program of study, will be awarded a Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering by Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), and either a Master of Computer Science or a Master of Applied Computer Science by Dalhousie University (DAL), Halifax, Canada.

  • Phase 1
  • Admission to the DAL portion of Phase 1 requires:
    • successful completion of the prescribed curriculum at ZJUT
    • a GPA of at least 3.3 on the DAL scale computed on selected ZJUT courses
    • a satisfactory English proficiency score for undergraduate admission
  • On successful completion of Phase 1, a student will be awarded a Bachelor of Engineering by ZJUT, and will be admitted to Phase 2 of the program provided he or she
    • obtains a GPA of at least 3.3 in Phase 1, computed on selected ZJUT courses and all DAL courses
  • Phase 2 of the program consists of one or more years of study and research at DAL

Phase 1 at ZJUT – Years 1 to 3

Semester Course No. Course Name Credits GPA
1 103002 C Programming 4.0 U
1 128003 Cultivation of Ethics and Fundamentals of Law 3.0  
1 226001 Introduction to Computer Science and Technology 0.5  
1,2 110001 Calculus A 11.0 U
1,2 109D53 College English – Listening and Speaking 4.0 U
1,2 226261 Discrete Mathematics 5.0 U
1,2   109D52 College English – Reading, Writing and Translation 4.0 U
1,2,3,4 413001 Physical Education 4.0  
1,2,3,4,5,6 128006 Situation and Policy 2.0  
1,3,5 513002 Physical Training 0.5  
2 110007 Linear Algebra B 2.0 U
2 110305 University Physics Experiment B 1.0 U
2 226198 C++ Programming 4.0 U
2 110312 University Physics I 4.5 U
2 128002 Compendium of Chinese Modern History 2.0  
2 526126 Comprehensive Experiments on Basic Courses 0.5 U
Year 1 Summer 513001 Physical Education 3.0  
3 110009 Probability and Statistics B 3.0 U
3 226108 Computer Networks 3.0 U
3 226212 Data Structures 4.0 U
3 226166 Java programming 3.0 U
3 128004 The Fundamental Tenets of Marxism 3.0  
3 526127 Comprehensive Experiments on  Data Structures 0.5 U
3,4 109054 Advanced College English 4.0 U
4 226131 Principles and Applications of Database Systems 3.0 U
4 226109 Computer Organisation 4.0 U
4 226107 Web Application Development 4.0 U
4 128007 Mao Zedong Thought and Theoretical System of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics 4.0  
Year 2 Summer 528006 Extracurricular Practice for Ideological and Political Theory Course 2.0  
Year 2 Summer 403149 Comprehensive Experiments on  Database Systems 1.0 U
Year 2 Summer 526112 Comprehensive Experiments on Web Application Development 1.0 U
5 226321 Operating Systems 3.0 U,G
5 226215 Software Engineering 4.0 U,G
5 403150 Comprehensive Experiments on Operating Systems 1.0 U,G
5,6 526120 Innovative Practices 1.0  
6 226137 Project Management 2.0 U,G
6 226064 Software Quality Assurance and Testing 2.0 U,G
any 526131 Extracurricular Activities 4.0  
    ELECTIVES AS REQUIRED BY ZJUT    

Phase 1 at DAL – Year 4

Course No. Course Name Notes
CSCI 2100 Communication Skills: Oral and Written 1
CSCI 3136 Principles of Programming Languages 3
CSCI 4192 Directed Studies 1
CSCI 8873 Honours Thesis 2
2 x free electives (2000+)
2 x CS elective (3000+)
2 x CS electives (4000+)
3,4
Notes
  1. Must be taken in term 7 (Fall term of year 4 of the program). The student must submit a report to ZJUT on completion of CSCI 4192.
  2. Must be taken in term 8 (Winter term of year 4 of the program).
  3. If a computer science course requires the Dalhousie Writing Requirement or any of the following courses as a prerequisite, that prerequisite will be waived: CSCI 1100, CSCI 1101, MATH 1000, MATH 1010, CSCI 2110, CSCI 2112, CSCI 2121, CSCI 2132, STAT 2060, MATH 2030, CSCI 3110, CSCI 3120, CSCI 3130, CSCI 3121, CSCI 3171.
  4. None of the following courses may be chosen as an elective: CSCI 1100, CSCI 1101, MATH 1000, MATH 1010, CSCI 2110, CSCI 2112, CSCI 2121, CSCI 2132, STAT 2060, MATH 2030, CSCI 3110, CSCI 3120, CSCI 3130, CSCI 3121, CSCI 3171.

Phase 2 at DAL – Years 5+

The Master of Computer Science (MCS) and Master of Applied Computer Scienc (MACS) programs may both require more than one year to complete, depending on the progress of research.

Master of Computer Science
CSCI 9000: Master's Thesis
4 x CS electives(60XX)*
Master of Applied Computer Science
CSCI 7001: Research Project in Computer Science
8 x CS electives(60XX)*

* If a computer science course requires the Dalhousie Writing Requirement or any of the following courses as a prerequisite, that prerequisite will be waived: CSCI 1100, CSCI 1101, MATH 1000, MATH 1010, CSCI 2110, CSCI 2112, CSCI 2121, CSCI 2132, STAT 2060, MATH 2030, CSCI 3120, CSCI 3130, CSCI 3121, CSCI 3171.

GPA Calculation for admission to DAL

  • Maximum GPA on the DAL scale is 4.3
  • Each ZJUT course mark is converted to a DAL GPA according to to the table below.
  • GPA for admission to Phase 1 Year 4 at DAL is the average GPA of the courses marked U in the "GPA" column of the appropriate table of ZJUT courses above, weighted by credit value.
  • GPA for admission to Phase 2 is the average GPA of the courses marked G in the "GPA" column of the appropriate table of ZJUT courses above, together with all DAL courses.
NEU mark DAL Grade GPA
94 + A+  
89-93 A 4.0
83-88 A-  
78-82 B+  
75-77 B 3.0
72-74 B-  
69-71 C+  
65-68 C  
60-65 D 1.0
0-59 F  

Phase 1 admission – undergraduate English proficiency requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency in the form of results from standard tests. Note that the English language proficiency requirements are subject to change, so it is important that you satisfy the criteria in effect at the time you apply for admission to the Dalhousie portion of Phase 1.

Working while you study and after graduation

Under certain circumstances, the Canadian Government permits international students to work during study and after graduation.

How to Apply

Your application for admission to Phase 1, Year 4 of the program at DAL can be submitted online. To start the application process, you will create a username and password that you can use to return to your application at any time.

The online application system is generic, so although it is quite straightforward, there are some things you need to do that may not be obvious:

  • On the “Select an Application Type” page:
    • choose “Dalhousie Undergrad Group A”
  • On the "Apply for Admissions" page:
    • "Last name" is your family name (usually first in Chinese name order)
    • "First name" is your own name (usually last in Chinese name order)
  • On the "International Information" page
    • Select visa type "Study Permit (Student Visa)”
  • On the "Planned Course of Study" page
    • Select "Visiting Student - Requires Letter of Permission"
    • In the first text box enter:
      • Dalhousie/ZJUT 3+1+1
        Computer Science

When you have finished, you will click a link at the end of the process to indicate that your application is complete. You will need to pay the application fee. You will get an email from Dalhousie about the documents required, which will include:

  • English test results. You need to arrange for this to be sent directly to DAL by the English language testing service.
  • Your ZJUT transcript (in English). You need to arrange for this to be sent directly to DAL by ZJUT.
  • A letter of permission from ZJUT.

The university may ask for other documents as well.

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When you have been admitted

You need to be supervised by a Dalhousie faculty member for CSCI 4192 and CSCI 8873, so it is important that you find a supervisor as soon as possible.

As soon as you have received your admission letter from Dalhousie:

  • Browse the web pages of faculty members in the Faculty of Computer Science to find out about their research areas and projects.
  • Email the names of the faculty members you would like to work with to international@cs.dal.ca
  • You will be introduced by email to the faculty members you have identified.